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January 21, 2018

CST's Courtyard Theater

by Lolita Chakrabarti
directed by Gary Griffin

Dion Johnstone

Ira Aldridge

DION JOHNSTONE (Ira Aldridge) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he appeared as Helicanus in Pericles and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar. Other theater credits include: Coriolanus in Coriolanus (Red Bull Theater, Off Broadway); Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre Company); nine seasons with the Stratford Festival, with roles including: Othello in Othello, Aaron in Titus Andronicus, Caliban in The Tempest (opposite Christopher Plummer as Prospero), and Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Mr. Johnstone originated the role of Boromir in the world premiere of the musical The Lord of the Rings (Mirvish Productions). Film credits include: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (PBS) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Television credits include: Ties That Bind (UPtv), Stargate SG-1 (Showtime), and Flashpoint (CTV). Mr. Johnstone received a BFA in acting from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. www.dionjohnstone.com.

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